Ford Brett

Ford Brett is recognized worldwide as a leader in Petroleum Project and Process Management. A registered Professional Engineer, Mr. Brett has consulted in over 45 countries on five continents. Formerly, Mr. Brett worked with Amoco Production Company where he specialized in drilling projects in the Bering Sea, North Slope of Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, offshore Trinidad and Wyoming.

In 2010, Mr. Brett advised the US Department of Interior as one of seven reviewers of the 30 Day Study immediately following the BP Gulf of Mexico Tragedy, and in 2011 thru 2012 he served on the National Academy Committee to advise the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), charged with evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Operations. From 2015 through 2017, he served on the National Academy's Gulf Research Program Advisory board.

He has received many honors, including the 2000 Crosby Medallion for Global Competitiveness by the American Society for Competitiveness for its work in global competitiveness through quality in knowledge management, best practices transfer, and operations improvement. For his work on improved drilling techniques he was also honored in 1996 with a nomination for the National Medal of Technology, the US Government's highest technology award.

Mr. Brett has authored or co-authored over 30 technical publications and has been granted over 30 US and International patents - including several patents relating to elimination of Drill Bit Whirl (which the Oil and Gas Journal Listed as one of the 100 most significant developments in the history of the petroleum industry). In 1999 the Society of Petroleum Engineers honored him as a Distinguished Lecturer. He served on the SPE International Board of Directors 2007 to 2010 where he served as Drilling and Completions Technical Director. Mr. Brett holds a BS in mechanical engineering and physics from Duke University, an MS in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.